Canyon Endurace AL 7.0 review

Sitting pretty down at the lower echelons of the Canyon range is the Canyon Endurace AL 7.0 and with a £1000 price tag it's a good entry level option

Canyon Endurace AL 7.0
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Cycling Weekly Verdict

The Canyon Endurace AL 7.0 is an undoubtably good bike and comes with good components and well thought out geometry, that helps the bike feel sturdy in the corners without a dead feeling. However, it does feel laboured at speed and even more so once the hills come. This is despite coming in at around 200 to 300g lighter than its main rivals like the Specialized Allez and Boardman Team Carbon.

Reasons to buy
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    Great handling

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    Feels nippy and lighter at low speed than the weight would suggest

Reasons to avoid
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    Feels slow up climbs

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    Feels slow above 20mph

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    Harsh ride

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The German brand Canyon seem to be ever growing and the expanse of its ranges just doesn't seem to stop - its latest Grail bike forms part of its creative side and our test bike here the Canyon Endurace AL 7.0 forms part of the functional side I'd say.

That isn't to say that this isn't a good bike; Canyon still seems to have achieved what it does with all of its bikes and that is to have a well riding, well thought out bike with a decent price tag.

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Symon Lewis joined Cycling Weekly as an Editorial Assistant in 2010, he went on to become a Tech Writer in 2014 before being promoted to Tech Editor in 2015 before taking on a role managing Video and Tech in 2019. Lewis discovered cycling via Herne Hill Velodrome, where he was renowned for his prolific performances, and spent two years as a coach at the South London velodrome.